UPDATE Sep 10, 2019: Kevin Hart’s ‘Cuda to be Disassembled by CHP, May Cause Law Changes
At the SEMA Show in 2016, SpeedKore Performance Group unveiled several carbon fiber-clad muscle cars. Among them was a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and it is one of the finest 70’s era RestoMods you’ll see. This is also the 700-HP ‘Cuda wrecked in the Kevin Hart crash on September 1st. Kevin is expected to recover from his injuries.
In creating the ‘Cuda, affectionately called Menace, SpeedKore sought to bring its classic shape into the 21st century along with some new technologies and added aggression. Most notably, all of the bodywork ahead of the A-pillar is now made from carbon fiber with the hood and its bulging scoops the centerpiece.
Special touches to the rear end have also been made to update the muscle car while a set of HRE S101 wheels with huge Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires have been fitted. The car has then been painted in a custom color dubbed Lakeshore Blue.
The cabin has also been adorned in a myriad of custom touches that include a masterful, handmade and fabricated dashboard. New Recaro seats have also been installed and upholstered in black leather while numerous machined aluminum pieces and matte carbon fiber trim create a feeling of luxury in a truly ballistic performance machine.
Menace has been fitted with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that includes a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger and custom-fabricated stainless steel exhaust system. It delivers an insane 720 hp at 5,800 rpm, more than enough to spin the rear wheels for days.